Friday, July 08, 2011

The Pursuit of Happiness

America is lost in the pursuit of happiness by focusing on self.

This is not what the Founders had in mind.

If the Pursuit of Happiness Is an Inalienable Right, Why Is There No Department of Happy?
The Founders likely had something larger in mind when crafting the phrase "pursuit of happiness". They knew the classics, and certainly they knew of Aristotle's formulation of happiness. For Aristotle, happiness centered on the pursuit of virtue in order to reach one's potential as a human being. The right to pursue happiness becomes an interesting concept in this context.
People are caught up grasping for the elusive happiness that's like sand slipping through their fingers instead of the true happiness that comes from right relationship with God and man.

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